LWVLC Annual Dinner Meeting and Speaker. ACLU Rana Elmir to Speak at LWVLC Annual Dinner May 25 The League of Women Voters Leelanau County announces its Annual Dinner and Meeting to be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor.
The guest speaker will be deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan Rana Elmir. Her topic is "Where Do We Go From Here? Community or Chaos." Rana Elmir is 10 year veteran at the ACLU of Michigan and is a member of its leadership team. She works in conjunction with the ACLU's legal, legislative and development departments to increase understanding and appreciation of the Bill of Rights. She is a graduate of Wayne State University's Journalism School and the Journalism Institute for Minorities.
The event starts at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm and Ms.Elmir's presentation at 7:00 pm. Cost is $30 per person for dinner and speaker or $15 per person for speaker only. RSVPs are required by May 15, 2017. Payment for the event should be made out to LWVLC and sent to Nancy Duck at P.O. Box 992 Leland, MI 49654. Public is invited.
Outstanding Community Member and Outstanding League Member awards will be presented at the dinner. The LWVLC Annual Member Meeting will follow at 8:15 pm with approval of the 2017-18 budget, election of officer and directors and review of local program studies.
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